Abraham K. Tanaka


Preferred Name: Abe

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Date of Birth: May 14, 1930

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel

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Biography

There’s a story about Abe Tanaka cheating a little on the height requirement for the USAF. He got in and flew 328 missions in Vietnam between 1967-1968. His F-100D required a special seat cushion.

Units Assigned

  • 1954 Drake College ROTC, Commissioned 2nd LT
  • 1967-1968 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

ROTC

Civilian Education

  • University of North Dakota
  • Drake University, IA
Biography

Biography

There’s a story about Abe Tanaka cheating a little on the height requirement for the USAF. He got in and flew 328 missions in Vietnam between 1967-1968. His F-100D required a special seat cushion.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1954 Drake College ROTC, Commissioned 2nd LT
  • 1967-1968 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam (F-100)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

ROTC

Civilian Education

  • University of North Dakota
  • Drake University, IA
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